ABOUT US

The Award helps young people discover, develop and achieve their greatest potential through activities involving community service, developing personal skills, physical recreation and adventurous journeys that are completed locally and overseas.

ADDRESS

PO Box HM 1577

Hamilton, HM GX

Bermuda

+1 (441) 537-4868

+1 (441) 737-8959

info@theaward.bm 

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© 2019 by The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Bermuda

VOLUNTEER

The 'Go To' person for Award Group leadership, management & development. Award Leaders will find many helpful resources to assist them with running The Award Group under their charge.

An Assessor can be anyone who is interested in helping the young person to achieve, has some knowledge of the activity they are doing and can be available over the time they're doing it.

ADMINISTRATIVE

There is always a need for an extra set of hands in the office.  If you have a free morning or afternoon 1 or 2 days a week and would like to donate some time, we would love to have you.

Give back and reap the rewards of donating your personal skill sets and expertise to help enhance the development of young people across Bermuda!

 

WHY BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Top 10 reasons to become a volunteer with The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Bermuda:

#10: It's good for you.

Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:

  • Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.

  • Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one's fate, strengthen the immune system.

 

#9: It saves resources.

Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements.

  • The estimated value of a volunteer's time in Bermuda is $40.00 per hour.

 

#8: Volunteers gain professional experience.

You can test out a career.

 

#7: It brings people together.

As a volunteer you assist in:

  • Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal

  • Building camaraderie and teamwork

 

#6: It promotes personal growth and self esteem.

Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.

 

#5: Volunteering strengthens your community.

As a volunteer you will be helping the young people of Bermuda.

 

#4: You learn a lot.

Volunteers learn things like these:

  • Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self worth.

  • Government: Through working with local non-profit agencies, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our government.

  • Community: Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.

 

#3: You get a chance to give back.

People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.

 

#2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibility.

Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.

 

#1: You make a difference.

Every person counts!

BECOMING AN AWARD LEADER

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF AN AWARD LEADER?

An Award Leader’s role within their group encompasses the following areas:

  1. Registering participants and helping them get started in the Program

  2. Mentoring and supporting participants as they work to complete their Award levels

  3. Assessing or reviewing Award submissions

  4. Abiding by all policies set out by The Award such as: National Abuse Policy, National Risk Management Policy and National Branding policy etc

 

LEADER INVOLVEMENT INCLUDES:

  • Participating in Award Leader Training

  • Celebrating achievements

  • Helping participants organize activities that count towards Award levels

  • Communicating with the Award Office

  • Instructing youth on how to enter events in the activity log correctly

  • Sharing stories and news about your group and participants with your divisional office

  • Presenting achievement pins and in some in cases Bronze certificates

 

WHAT’S THE BENEFIT OF BECOMING AN AWARD LEADER?

Good question! Besides engaging with youth and aiding in their development of new skills, self-confidence, and a greater appreciation of the environment and community around them; you are building up your own skill set and resume with internationally recognized experience. 

 

LIABILITY

Leaders and the organizations they represent are responsible for ensuring all criminal record checks and vulnerable sector screenings are up to date and that appropriate insurance is in place for any activities that the group undertakes. Please contact with the National Award Office for more information.

 
BECOMING AN ASSESSOR
 

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF AN ASSESSOR?

An Assessor's role within the programme encompasses the following areas:

  1. An Assessor is someone who checks on the participant's progress and agrees the completion of a section of their programme.

  2. They will produce or sign off the relevant Assessor’s report for that section.

 

WHO CAN BE AN ASSESSOR?

  • An Assessor can be anyone who is interested in helping the young person to achieve, has some knowledge of the activity they are doing and can be available over the time they're doing it.

  • The Assessor MUST be independent. Therefore, they CANNOT be a member of the participant's family.  The Leader must approve the participant's choice of Assessor before they embark on the section.

ASSESSOR INVOLVEMENT INCLUDES:

  • The Assessor should have knowledge of the activity being undertaken and be aware of your objectives.  The participant should them the relevant sectional Assessor's card from the Welcome Pack. 

  • The Assessor should also be available at key stages throughout their experience in order to assess their young person's contribution and development.

  • Once a section is complete the Assessor will meet with the participant to discuss their performance, experiences and achievements.

  • The Assessor will also decide whether they have met The Award requirements – that they've demonstrated effort, perseverance, improvement and made progress towards their section goals. This information, along with comments from the Assessor, should be recorded on the Assessor’s report.

LIABILITY

Assessor's and the organizations they represent are responsible for ensuring all criminal record checks and vulnerable sector screenings are up to date and that appropriate insurance is in place for any activities that the group undertakes. Please contact with the National Award Office for more information.

BECOMING A COMMITTEE MEMBER

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF A COMMITTEE MEMBER?

Being a committee member is about much more than simply attending meetings, although that is one of a committee member’s tasks! You should see it as an active not a passive role. Obviously you do need to attend meetings, but you also need to be aware of what your committee is authorized to do, and to work with the other members of the committee to reach a consensus, so enabling business to be completed, or to move on through the committee structure.

 

COMMITTEES NEEDING YOUR HELP INCLUDE:

  • Fundraising & Events

  • PR & Communications

  • Standards & Training

  • Alumni & Friends

 

WHAT’S THE BENEFIT OF BECOMING A COMMITTEE MEMBER?

Its all about giving back and reaping the rewards of donating your personal skill sets and expertise to help enhance the development of young people across Bermuda!

 

LIABILITY

Committee Members and the organizations they represent are responsible for ensuring all criminal record checks and vulnerable sector screenings are up to date and that appropriate insurance is in place for any activities that the group undertakes. Please contact with the National Award Office for more information.